Milgram

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Milgram's aim
To test the levels of obedience when put under an authority figure and to test the “Germans are different theory”
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Milgram's method and one disadvantage and advantage of it
Laboratory Experiment Ad:high control over variables Dis: locks ecological validity
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Discribe the participants in Milgram's study
40 men, aged 20 – 50, paid $4.50, New haven area, Mixed qualifications + occupations, Volunteer sample
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Describe the learning task in Milgram's study
Task was to match a word with another word e.g. teacher said: tree participant said: green
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Discribe the shock generator in Milgram's study
• Looked, sounded and was perceived to be real consisted of 30 horizontal switches each switch was clearly labelled from 15 to 450 volts
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What are the 5 prods in Milgram's study
Prod 1 – ‘Please continue’ prod 2 – ‘The experiment requires you continue’ Prod 3 – ‘it’s absolutely essential you continue’Prod 4 – ‘You have no choice you must continue’
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What were the findings in Milgram's study
extreme nervousness, one person had a seizure so violent the study had to be stopped, • At 300 volts – 5 refused • At 315 volts – 4 refused • At 330 volts – 2 refused • At 345, 360 and 375 – 1 refused
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Two overall strengthes of Milgram's study
1. Highly controlled observation. 2. Mundane Realism: shock generator seem real.
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